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By now we have all heard the reports that Trump is continuing the US assault on the Palestinian people by cutting off all aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). What does this mean for the Palestinian people, especially those in trapped in Gaza? We address that this morning in a presentation by Mohammed Eid, who was born and who grew up in a refugee camp in the Gaza strip, and who has been working for UNRWA in Gaza. Eid gave this power point presentation in the Palestine...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mohammed Eid, UNRWA, cutoff, bombings, home demolitions, human warmth,...
Welcome to This Week In Palestine, where each week you will hear the Palestinian narrative, the Palestinian perspective, the Palestinian voice exploring the realities of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian homeland. You will not hear this narrative very often in the western media, which is why it is important that it is presented each week on This Week In Palestine. Your host is John Roberts. This week’s presentation features Rev. Graylan Hagler, a true force in the Black church, civil...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Graylan Hagler, oppression, gunpoint, papers, Plymouth Congregational...
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Today we have a conversation with the remarkable Palestinian story teller, educator, and activist Fidaa Ataya. This took place during her tour of the US, where she has been conducting workshops and speaking throughout the northeast. Fidaa discovered the power of story-telling on the knee of her Grandmother, and as an educator is now using it as her means of teaching and resisting. She understands the power of story telling. We asked her to tell her story.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Fidaa Ataya, storyteller, activist, teaching, resisting. Truth and...
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Today we feature Aida Touman-Sliman, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and current member of the Knesset. To her enormous credit, Aida is a constant thorn in the flesh of the Israeli establishment. She focuses on the details of the recently-passed, Orwellian, "Nation-State" law, which officially establishes apartheid as the law in the entire “land of Israel” from river to sea. Also discussed: Trump's continuing weaponization of U.S. foreign aid, for example his cessation of $360...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Aida Touman-Sliman, Knesset, Nation-State law, apartheid, UNWRA, Truth...
Today we feature Norman Finkelstein, political scientist, author, professor and activist, speaking on Gaza, where he has done an enormous amount of research and writing on the systematic Israeli massacre of the Gazan population. He also sharply criticizes the media and especially the major human rights organizations, which have been numbed and to some extent neutralized by the Israeli propaganda machine. Professor Finkelstein reviews the dismal history of these organizations' cowardice and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Norman Finkelstein, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, war...
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This week our Palestinian voice is that of our old friend Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, who never fails to challenge us with the depth of his political analysis. Today we feature Mazin speaking to the Jerusalem Fund in Washington, DC on May 22, 2018. His subject: “Mayhem vs. Sanity in Western Asia…Why Palestine is still the issue.” In this extraordinarily wide-ranging speech, Mazin observes that almost every nation in the world is a colonizer or colonized, depending on whether it has nuclear...
Topic: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Mayhem, Sanity, Museum of Natural History, Beit Sahour,...
AAI (located in Washington DC) serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community. Zogby was born in the US of Palestinian parents, and is an important Palestinian voice that needs to be heard. Unfortunately, just when Palestinian voices need to be elevated, they are heard less and less frequently in our media, and here he speaks to that issue. Zogby's pertinent book is Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters (St. Martin's Press, 2012). Here are a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, American Arab Institute, James Zogby, Mohamed Mohamed, Truth and Justice...
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This is the last of five consecutive shows covering the full-day conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11, 2017 at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. (The same five shows were originally aired last fall, but in different order.) Long celebrated by Zionists and condemned by justice activists, the so-called Balfour Declaration, 100 years ago, is credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land ......
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Trump, Michael Flynn, Ali Abunimah, Mueller, FBI, collusion, Balfour,...
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We continue our 5-show coverage of the Balfour Legacy Conference held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11th, 2017, today featuring an extraordinary panel on intersectionality…the relationship of all human rights struggles with each other and the power of that recognition. The first to speak on the panel is Matowin Monroe, co leader of the American Indians of New England. She is also lead organizer for the Indigenous Peoples Day which works to get communities to recognize Indigenous...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour, Intersectionality, Mahtowin Monroe, Gabriel Camacho, Carl...
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Today we offer another of our five shows devoted to covering the conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11, 2017 at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by the openly racist and antisemitic Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour Declaration, Hilary Rantisi, Lawrence Davidson, Susan Akram,...
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Long celebrated by Zionists and condemned by justice activists, the so-called Balfour Declaration, 100 years ago, is credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land ... without consulting Palestinians. On paper, it was a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by the openly racist and antisemitic Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. This is one of five consecutive shows covering the conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour Conference, Amahl Bishara, Anat Biletzki, Rami Khouri, Thomas...
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Today we repeat the first of what will be five consecutive shows, each recorded at the conference titled "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on 11-11-2017 at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorated the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Yousef Munayyer, keynote, Lord Arthur Balfour, Balfour's Legacy,...
Our feature presentation today is a speech given at the spring conference of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) by Professor John Mearsheimer. It is an assessment of the gradually waning power of the massive Israeli Lobby today. Mearsheimer is author, with Stephen Walt, of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (Harvard, 2007). He is introduced by WRMEA's Janet McMahon. Go to...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt, Shir Hever, Janet McMahon, Israeli Lobby,...
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Today we hear we hear an exclusive presentation by Palestinian Expressive Therapist, Khitam Edelbi. Khitam is completing her PhD through Lesley University, while actively conducting an expressive therapy program she created in the West Bank of Palestine. While in Cambridge this summer doing her academic course work, Khitam spoke at a fund raiser, describing her program, and we were there to record it. It begins with an introduction by Susan Jacoby. As Khitam explains, her expressive therapy...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Khitam Edelbi, Susan Jacoby, Expressive Therapy, victims, Israeli...
The diagnosis: colonialism. The prognosis: full recovery. The treatment: resistance. And the formula for successful recovery: diversity. Among Mazin Qumsiyeh's impressive qualifications are his MD degree and genetics professorship at Yale School of Medicine. Thus the basic outline summarized above. In this riveting presentation recently at the Community Church of Boston, he explains why we must recognize, celebrate, and cultivate diversity in all matters. This applies to the environment and to...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mazin Qumsiyeh, diagnosis, Colonialism, prognosis, Full Recovery,...
In today's full-hour show, we feature a discussion with Palestinian Niam Ateek, Episcopal priest and director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. Others include Journalist Max Blumenthal (moderating), and Tarek Abuata of Friends of Sabeel North America. Reverend Ateek tells of the horror when the Zionist soldiers came and evicted him (then age 11), his parents, and 9 siblings from their longtime home which they loved. They were allowed to take only what they could...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Niam Ateek, Max Blumenthal, Tarek Abuata, Nakba, Sabeel, Ecumenical...
Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah spoke at the annual conference of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in March of 2018. We present that speech here. After noting that Hillary Clinton was eminently capable of losing even a pristine election, Abunimah reviews the evidence of foreign interference by Russia and finds it unconvincing. Meanwhile, there is lots of evidence of Israeli interference in the opposite direction. And similar forces are trying to prevent the City of Cambridge from...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, presidential election, interference, Russia, BDS, HP,...
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In this episode we confront one of the great injustices perpetrated by our criminal justice system, in which systematic corruption is being exposed almost on a daily basis, but even in this climate this case is extraordinary for its injustice. It exposes us. Today we take a look at the conviction and incarceration of the Holy Land Foundation Five. It is but one story of the persecution of the Arab community in this country since 9/11. As Miko Peled describes in his new book, “Injustice, The...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Miko Peled, Holy Land Foundation, disappearances, constitution,...
May 15th was Nakba Commemoration Day. This one is the 70th anniversary of its brutal beginning. It has continued, and even worsened, ever since. Today on This Week In Palestine we dip into our archive to retrieve an early victim's Nakba story. There is no better way to commemorate the Nakba than to share the stories of Palestinians who suffered and continue to suffer from those tragic events. Dr Abdul Fattah Abusrour (director of the Al Rowwad Theater) recounts his own lengthy experience at the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Abed Abusrour, Al Rowwad, Nakba, Palestine, roughshod, Gaza, Truth and...
War with Iran. Not a day passes that we do not hear our media pundits speculate on this possible disaster. Unfortunately, they have good reason. President Trump is reneging on the Obama signed nuclear treaty with Iran (so much for honoring our word on treaties), and the constant undercurrent is that we are doing this at the behest of Israel. Today's speeches were delivered in March 2018 at a conference put together by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Two months after this, Israeli...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Lawrence Wilkerson, Noura Erakat, War with Iran, Washington Report on...
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This past week we lost a great champion of Palestinian rights, namely Dr. Joel Kovel, who passed away. Kovel was a sharp critic of Zionism, and his meticulously researched books, articles and lectures made him a target of the pro-Israel propaganda machine. Kovel delved deeply into a variety of disciplines, ultimately writing books on several. This breadth is explored at length by Wikipedia's description of his life work https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Kovel). In the context of the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Joel Kovel, John Grebe, Ken Barney, Palestinian rights, Overcoming...
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Today we return to an examination of censorship issues on US campuses, and feature a fascinating panel of speakers from the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs’ Conference held in March of 2018. Back to back you will hear Dr. Barry Trachtenberg, professor of Judaic Studies at Wake Forest University, followed by Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, the besieged professor of Middle East Studies at San Francisco State University. As you will hear, it is an interesting pairing of speakers. The introductions...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Barry Trachtenberg, Rabab Abdulhadi, campus censorship, Grant Smith,...
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Today we present a speech by Syracuse University Professor Osamah F. Khalil, author of the book "America’s Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State" (Harvard, 2016). His speech, sponsored by the Jerusalem Fund, focuses on the role of right-leaning think tanks like the Brookings Institute in driving U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Typically they support militarism, warmaking, and Israel's continuing war crimes, and ignore any pursuit of...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Osamah Khalil, think tanks, illusory, peace process, America’s Dream...
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Another very full program today. We were fortunate to be present and record for This Week In Palestine a forum held by a collaboration of Harvard student Palestinian support organizations to recognize Nakba week. The forum featured Dr. Cornel West, Philosophy Professor at Harvard University, Randa Wahbe of the Addamer Prison Support and Human Rights Association., and Carl Williams, Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Massachusetts. It was moderated by educator, organizer and activist, Yamila...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Cornel West, Carl Williams, Randa Wahbe, Yamila Hussein Shannan, Harvard...
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Today we feature the passionate voice of the PLO’s Ambassador to the United States, Sam Zumlot. Ambassador Zumlot spoke at a conference sponsored by the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center. The presentation begins with introductions. Among Ambassador Zumlot's extensive remarks, one especially stands out: his observation that all of Israel's massive infliction of suffering on the Palestinian community has not improved Israel's so-called "security" even one whit.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sam Zumlot, Ambassador, PLO, occupation, Jerusalem Fund, Palestine...
On March 28th, The Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project held the first of what they hope will be a series of informal coffee house presentations offering films, talks, and discussions concerning the Palestine struggle against Israeli colonialism and apartheid. This first offering took place in conjunction with three Harvard student organizations and was held in Harvard Yard. It featured Palestinian Refugee, Journalist, and filmmaker Ziad Samarouch, who also serves on the staff of the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Carl Williams, Ziad Samorouch, incarceration, parallels, Israeli...
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Apr 7, 2018 Host John Roberts, speakers Virginia Tilley and Ian Williams
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As promised, we are returning to our coverage of the 5th annual Conference on the Israeli Lobby, sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. It was held in Washington DC in early March of 2018. Exposing the machinations of the Lobby, especially AIPAC and its inordinate influence over the US President and Congress is crucial to exposing the distortions and lies of the Lobby which have controlled American opinion on the Israel/Palestine issue for decades. Today we hear back-to-back...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Virginia Tilley, Ian Williams, apartheid, two-state, United Nations,...
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In what is becoming an annual event, The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs holds a conference where it discusses the Israeli Lobby and its impact on American Policy. The conference brings together a treasure trove of amazing speakers and each year we bring those speakers to you on this radio program. The conference this year, 2018, was held March 2nd in Washington DC. Over the next several weeks we will broadcast many of the presentations from the conference, beginning this morning with...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gideon Levy, keynote, Zionist Tango, Washington Report, Middle East...
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Ilan Pappe, the Israeli Historian, has written a new book, The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories. It is an important follow-up to his seminal work, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. He concluded his current US Book Tour with a presentation to a packed house at Friends Meeting Center, Cambridge, MA. That presentation constitutes our total program today. This event was introduced and moderated by UMass Boston Professor, Leila Farsakh. As Pappe explains and concludes,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappe, Leila Farsakh, Peace process, Occupation, Apartheid, Biggest...
Today we feature an in-depth historical analysis of the many Israeli laws and policies which define the legal structure for its discriminatory, apartheid state. Boston University law school professor Susan Akram lays it all out in a presentation she gave at Harvard’s JFK School of Government. Akram directs BU Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, where she supervises students engaged in international advocacy in domestic, international, regional, and UN fora. She is a recognized expert...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Akram, apartheid, moral army, fawning politicians, AIPAC, Jim Crow,...
Our feature presentation today is a talk Yousef Munayyer delivered at the Harvard JFK School of Government. He discusses US policy regarding Palestine and Israel, and especially Trump's part in it. He emphasizes the importance of actually visiting Palestine to begin to understand the situation. Munnayer is Palestinian and also a citizen of Israel and the United States. He is a writer and political analyst and currently Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Before that,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Yousef Munayyer, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Harvard, Tamimi, Trump, Israeli racist...
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Mar 10, 2018 Truth and Justice Radio (truthandjusticeradio.org)
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“Muslim bans, refugee bans, ending DACA: How did we get here, what do we do?” This was the subject of a community forum 12-5-2017 held at Harvard Law School, with 5 speakers. Truth and Justice Radio (TJR) was there to record. The Moderator is Anwar Omeish (Fear, Inc.), who ably introduces each speaker. TJR's Stan Robinson provides an upfront preintroduction for the radio. (2:02) 1-Ayesha Kazmi, District 7 organizer for ISBCC The origins of American Islamophobia (25:19) 2-Saher Selod...
Topics: Islamophobia, Harvard Law School, Anwar Omeish, Fear Inc., Ayesha Kazmi, ISBCC, Saher Selod,...
On This Week In Palestine, we have been following the attempts of the Zionist propaganda machine to silence Palestinian voices and movements on campuses across the country, such as Students for Justice in Palestine and the BDS Movement. We often hear how Jewish students complain that such voices, movements and organizations create an “unsafe” environment for them, and that pro Palestinian political activity is anti-Semitic. Such allegations were made by Jewish students during the hearing on...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rabab Abdulhadi, Tom Abowd, Tufts, San Francisco State University, BDS,...
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Ali Abunimah is a second generation Palestinian journalist and a founder and the driving force of the Electronic Intifadah. His books include: One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse (2007), and The Battle for Justice in Palestine (2014). He is one of the strongest proponents of the One State solution and the BDS movement, and a prolific Palestinian voice speaking throughout the world. Today we feature a presentation he gave at Bowdoin College (a University) as a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Bowdoin College, One State, BDS, Electronic Intifadah,...
Again this week we have an original feature presentation that will fill our entire time. Israeli human rights attorney Michael Sfard spoke at the Harvard Hillel Society in Cambridge, and we were there to record it for This Week In Palestine. Sfard is one of those rare attorneys obsessed with a passion to represent those in society being abused by the system…which in his society is the Palestinians. But he is quick to say that in so doing, he is also striving to save the soul of his country,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Michael Sfard, Arthur Applbaum, Isabel Slavinsky, Harvard Hillel, The...
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Now that the mythical two-state "solution" is clearly dead, Israeli anthropologist and activist, Jeff Halper, co founder of the Israeli Coalition Against House Demolitions, is working with a group of Palestinians and Israelis to develop a possible framework for what a truly democratic, inclusive, one state could look like. He spoke to a group in Bremen, Germany, where he outlined what this unique group has come up with for this new democratic one state vision. Excerpts from this...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Halper, democratic, inclusive, one state, Bremen, Israeli Coalition...
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Our feature presentation today is another of the conversations that a group of Boston area travelers had on their trip to Palestine/Israel through the GRALTA Foundation. They sat down with Ray Dolphin of the United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who is assigned to Palestine/Israel. The UN plays a limited, but critical role in maintaining the daily affairs of the Palestinian people living under occupation. Ray Dolphin discusses that role in this informal...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ray Dolphin, Rami Khouri, OCHA, GRALTA, Rami Khoury, humanitarian...
Today we talk about the plight of Palestinian children who, on a daily basis, are abused by the Israeli military and the Israeli military court system. Increasingly, stories of the midnight arrests of children, such as Ahed Tamimi, and the stories of their detentions are being published by the western media. The issue has become so visible and extreme that a bill, HR 4391 Promoting Human Rights By Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act has been introduced into the US...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ivan Karakashian, GRALTA, Ahed Tamimi, military detention, military...
Today we start with an extensive Mondoweiss article on Israel's new "blacklist" assault on human rights proponents. Israel continues to be obsessed by the success of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. Israel is trying to legislate against it at both the state and federal level, and is now attempting to prevent its proponents from entering Israel, which includes the Palestinian territories. Following that, we'll share a speech by Columbia University Professor Rashid...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Israeli blacklist, BDS, Rashid Khalidi, Balfour, UN, Omar Barghouti,...
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This week we feature the voice of Palestinian historian Joseph Massad who spoke at Harvard University during Anti-apartheid Week as part of a series of events sponsored by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee. Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. This talk was followed by a robust Q&A session, from which we shall hear one exchange. It is from a student concerned that should the walls come down in Israel, and 5 to 6 million...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Joseph Massad, Anti-apartheid week, Steve Low, Truth and Justice Radio
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Jan 8, 2018 TJR host and presenter Bob Funke
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"The Christmas Truce": the numerous holiday episodes of brotherly fraternization of soldiers with their opposites 1914-1916 and beyond, ignoring orders of brass. The soldiers visited, shared pictures, sang together, played soccer matches, and exchanged gifts. This is a reflection of the insanity of war. This compilation was presented by Truth and Justice Radio’s host, Bob Funke, on Christmas Eve 2017, but we believe it’s timeless. Bob is a Purple Heart-awarded veteran of the...
Topics: Christmas Truce, Bob Funke, Christmas, Truce, Fraternization, War Is A Racket, War, Racket, Smedley...
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Today our Palestinian voice is that of Sahar Francis, an attorney with Ademeer, a Palestinian Prison support and human rights advocacy organization. She spoke at the Harvard Law School and we were there to record her presentation. Here is a first hand account of the stark realities of Palestinian life under Israeli military occupation. In Israel's apartheid "justice" system, Israelis are largely pampered and protected. Meanwhile, every Palestinian family has members now or recently...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sahar Francis, Ademeer, Israeli military occupation, Palestinian justice,...
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We finally wrap up our coverage of the Balfour Legacy Conference held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11th, 2017, today featuring an extraordinary panel on intersectionality…the relationship of all human rights struggles with each other and the power of that recognition. The first to speak on the panel is Matowin Monroe, co leader of the American Indians of New England. She is also lead organizer for the Indigenous Peoples Day which works to get communities to recognize Indigenous...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour, Intersectionality, Mahtowin Monroe, Gabriel Camacho, Carl...
Today we continue our coverage of the Balfour Legacy Conference held on November 11th In Cambridge. But first we take a look at the emerging story involving the confession of Former US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to lying to the FBI about efforts of the incoming Trump Administration to help Israel avoid censure at the UN Security Council concerning its illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. The mainstream media is handling this as a story involving Flynn’s collusion...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Trump, Michael Flynn, Ali Abunimah, Mueller, FBI, collusion, Balfour...
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Long celebrated by Zionists and condemned by justice activists, the so-called Balfour Declaration, 100 years ago, is credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land ... without consulting Palestinians. On paper, it was a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. This is the THIRD of five consecutive shows covering the conference "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour Conference, Amahl Bishara, Anat Biletzki, Rami Khouri, Thomas...
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Today we offer the SECOND of five consecutive shows covering the conference titled "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11th at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land, without...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Balfour Declaration, Hilary Rantisi, Lawrence Davidson, Susan Akram,...
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Dec 2, 2017 Speaker: Dave Lewit
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Dave Lewit spoke recently at the Community Church of Boston (CCB) on the subject "What Would Gandhi Do? Exploring the underpinnings and current applicability of the Mahatma's thought and action." Truth and Justice Radio was there and recorded it. His full prepared text is available at https://archive.org/details/TJR-171029-DaveLewit, the companion posting of this event. With Americans and the world facing climate or nuclear doom, and with irresponsible corporations in charge, can we...
Topics: Dave Lewit, Community Church of Boston, Mohandas Gandhi, Mahatma, satyagraha, Jesus, Dharma, Salt...
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Today we feature the first of what will be five consecutive shows, each recorded at the conference titled "Balfour’s Legacy: Confronting the Consequences," held on November 11th at the First Parish Church in Cambridge MA. This conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of the so-called Balfour Declaration, a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. It's credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Yousef Munayyer, keynote, Balfour's Legacy, Consequences, Alliance for...
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Why go against the grain? Today, renegade Israeli journalist and activist Haggai Matar presents startling revelations about Israeli editors' censorship of honest reporting of stories where Palestinians are involved. Matar is Executive Director of a publication company which publishes a blog-based web magazine in English titled "+972" and a parallel publication published in Hebrew titled "Local Call." Both publications are known for their critical coverage of the Israeli...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Haggai Matar, Israeli journalist, +972, Local Call, bias, censorship,...
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Today we feature the linking of voices from two different cultures, each representing a people who have faced ethnic cleansing, colonial occupation, and military exploitation: the Palestinians and the Native Americans. There are similarities to their struggles, which is why intersectionality is becoming a dominant theme of activist organizers working for human rights throughout the world. First you will hear Farouz Sharqawi, representing Grassroots Jerusalem, and then Madonna Thunder Hawk from...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Courageous Women, Farouz Sharqawi, Donna Thunder Hawk, Nakba, Jerusalem,...
Lubnah Shomali discusses BADIL's comprehensive, rights-based approach to the Palestinian-Israeli so-called conflict, and the applicability of international humanitarian and human rights law on forced population transfer, refugees, and internally displaced persons (IDPs). She spoke recently at the public library in Lincoln, MA. As she explains, displaced Palestinians have certain rights by law. Among them are the right of return and the right to live in dignity pending return. Israel refuses to...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Steve Low, Lubnah Shomali, BADIL, forced population transfer, refugees,...
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Today we feature a conversation with our longtime friend, Palestinian scientist and activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. Mazin did research and taught medical genetics at both Yale and Duke Universities before returning to his hometown of Bethlehem in the West Bank of Palestine. He has authored 4 books, including the “must read” Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. He founded the Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University, where he also...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Sharing the Land of Canaan, Bethlehem University, Balfour...
Our feature presentation today is an informal conversation with Jeff Halper, Israeli activist and former prof. of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University, and a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, an activist group that physically opposed the demolition of Palestinian homes as acts of resistance against the occupation. Jeff is a frequent guest on This Week In Palestine, and this particular conversation takes place in a restaurant where a delegation from the United States...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Omar Karmi, Jeff Halper, governance, constitution, progressive one-state...
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This week we feature a conversation with Israeli journalist, Gideon Levy, who writes for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Levy met with a visiting delegation from the United States in Israel sponsored by the Tree of Life Foundation. Gideon Levy pulls no punches when he speaks and writes. We were fortunate to receive this conversation from a member of the delegation who recorded it exclusively for This Week In Palestine. Like many of our other guests, but unlike the Israeli mainstream, Levy...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Tree of Life Foundation, one-state solution, Truth...
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Each year the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University honors the late Hilda Silverman, a beloved activist for Palestinian Rights, in a lecture series named in her honor. Today we bring you this year's memorial lecture given my Martha Myers, an American born woman who has spent her life working with a variety of organizations throughout the Middle East. She married a Palestinian man, lived in Gaza initially, before then working in development organizations throughout the Middle...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Hilda Silverman, Martha Myers, women's rights, Palestine, This Week In...
Madelyn Hoffman spoke on October 1st at Community Church of Boston. The event was titled "Stop the Endless Wars!" She focused on U.S. aggression and war promotion throughout the Middle East, with an especially clear view of Syria. Hoffman has been the Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action and the NJ Peace Action Education Fund since August 2000. She writes a regular column for the Bloomfield Life newspaper and is a contributor to Op-Ed News. She has traveled as a peacemaker to...
Topics: Madelyn Hoffman, Stop the Endless Wars, war promotion, Syria, Community Church of Boston, Truth and...
Those of us concerned about the future of the Palestinian people view that future with increasing trepidation, not only because of the increasing severity of the Israeli military occupation, the continuing financial and political support of the United States, but also because of the unstable political environment and lack of leadership. Hamas rules Gaza, Fatah rules the West Bank, and those parties are continually at each other’s throats. Why is the political scene so chaotic and where is the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rashid Khalidi, Suad Amiry, Nader Hashemi, Riz Khan, Hamas, Gaza, Fatah,...
Today's show is in three parts, as the title suggests. The first two are disturbing news stories, and the third is an interview with Israeli journalist Max Blumenthal. We begin with a story out of Bethlehem…the wanton Israeli destruction of a brand new, desperately needed, internationally funded school the very day before school started. Sharen Khalel reports this in Mondoweiss, which.we read. Our next story involves the outrageous arrest of Issa Amro, Palestinian activist and voice of the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, new school, bulldozers, Sharen Khalel, Issa Amro, Ayman Quwasmeh, Max...
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Today we present one of the most remarkable Israeli speakers we know of, Miko Peled. He is introduced by a most remarkable American, Jill Stein, MD. The subject: why we all need to engage in Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel and all Israeli enterprises. He spoke at the Community Church of Boston on August 28, 2017. Miko Peled was raised in a Zionist household, and is the son of a renowned IDFgeneral. His recent book: The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Miko Peled, Jill Stein, General's Son, BDS, Community Church of Boston,...
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Today we feature a speech given by Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi during Columbia’s Anti Apartheid Rally, March 1st, 2017. His topic: Palestine in the Age of Trump. First Khalidi is introduced, then he presents. We apologize for the harsh audio distortion in that recording. We'll replace it if we can find a better one. But first, we read a speech on commonality delivered at a rally in Chicago by Lesley Williams, an Afro-American of the Jewish Faith and member of Jewish Voice for...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rashid Khalidi, Lesley Williams, Racism, Neo-Fascism, Palestine, Age of...
"Law and order": that's the magical solution to all problems, according to numerous politicians and thought leaders throughout this country and its favorite ally, Israel. Today we learn a few things about the meaning of Israeli law and order -- for Palestinians. In the spring of 2017, the Palestinian Solidarity Committee at Harvard held a forum on campus featuring Palestinian and other voices exploring the realities of the Israeli occupation. Today we will hear just two of those...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nadia Ben Youssef, Randa Wahbe, Palestinian Solidarity Committee, Harvard...
We begin today by reading from an article by Ali Abunimah at Electronic Intifada. He reports that the Israel Lobby's facade of "fighting antisemitism" by enacting draconian penalties for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activity has finally begun to break down. The U.S. constitution, with Senator Elizabeth Warren at its side, seems to have gotten in the way. As first reported by E.I. in April, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act is the most draconian of the dozens of bills introduced...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, anti-BDS bill, Khitam Edelbi, Expressive therapy, Israeli...
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Truth and Justice Radio aired the initial 30 minutes of this on August 20, 2017. The completion of Professor Pall's talk, including Q&A (interspersed throughout and 10+ minutes at the end), continued for another 73 minutes, not terribly convenient for radio. In order to address this problem, we are now posting THREE sound files: (1) those initial 30 minutes, (2) the remaining 73 minutes, and (3) the entire 103 minutes with no interruption. If you're equipped for video, you may wish to view...
Topics: Wireless Tech, Health Effects, Forum, Cece Doucette, Martin Pall, Cellphone, Cell tower, Wifi, GPS,...
In 2006 Two professors, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, and Steven Walt of Harvard University, wrote a paper called the Israeli Lobby and US Foreign Policy. It was a controversial unveiling of the secretive Israeli Lobby and its disproportionate effect on our foreign policy. It had to be published initially in England; no one would publish it here. It led to a book, and the Israeli Lobby, which loves to operate in the dark, was exposed. Mearsheimer and Walt were attacked by the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Palestine, John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt, secretive, Israeli Lobby,...
This important episode is from our 1-26-2016 archive. This week the entire program is given over to the featured Palestinian voice of activist Nidal Al Azraq. Nidal, born and raised in the Aida Refugee camp in Bethlehem, now lives in the Boston area where he is executive director of the nonprofit organization 1 for 3, which focuses on working to bring clean water to the West Bank of Palestine in the face of incredible shortages due to the discriminatory water policies of Israel. Israel's...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nidal Al Azraq, 1 for 3, clean water, shortages, discriminatory policies,...
On This Week In Palestine we have been following the attempts of the Zionist propaganda machine to silence Palestinian voices and movements on campuses across the country such as Students for Justice in Palestine and the BDS Movement. We often hear how Jewish students complain that such voices, movements and organizations create an “unsafe” environment for them, and that pro Palestinian political activity is anti-Semitic. Such allegations were made by Jewish students during the hearing on...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rabab Abdulhadi, Tom Abowd, San Francisco State University, Zionists,...
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This important episode is from 3-19-2017 in our archives. One of the great horrors of the Israeli occupation of Palestine is the brutal treatment of children by the Israeli military. Today we get a vivid look at the abuse of Palestinian children by the Israeli military through the eyes of Ivan Karakashian, who represents Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP). DCIP defends, or attempts to defend, children caught up in the Israeli military courts. These are Palestinian children....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ivan Karakashian, Defense for Children International, DCIP, occupation,...
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In March of 2017, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs held one of its spectacular conferences in Washington, DC, featuring a wide range of Palestinian voices. We will be featuring some of those voices in the weeks to come, and begin this week with one of the most courageous of those voices, Hanan Ashwari, most famous for the role she played as the voice of PLO during some of its most crucial negotiations. Her subject is the Israel lobby and the so-called peace process. This woman...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Hanan Ashrawi, PLO, hasbara, negotiation, international law, Washington...
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Today we feature a classic edition of This Week In Palestine, the voice of the late Edward Said. Although Edward Said died in 2003, as a renowned Arab intellectual, we feature his lectures from time to time to keep his voice active. He is relevant to this day. Edward was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies, a Palestinian American born in Mandatory Palestine, but largely educated in the United...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism, Columbus University, postcolonial...
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This is the full keynote speech given by Ilan Pappe (Professor of History and Palestinian Studies at the University of Exeter) discussing how Zionist myths have shaped and perpetuated the Israel Lobby, and the need to change the lens through which the Israel/Palestine conflict is viewed, in order to overcome these myths and resolve the conflict at the "Israel Lobby and American Policy" conference on March 24th, 2017 at the National Press Club. The conference was sponsored by...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappe, Dale Sprusansky, settler colonialism, inherent toxicity, one...
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Today we feature our very own Alice Rothchild, MD, speaking in New York City about her most recent book, "Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine." She describes the book as "a curated collection of blog essays and analysis." Alice is an obstetrician-gynecologist who has worked in the health care reform and women’s movements for many years, as well as Palestine justice activism. She is also a prolific blogger and a riveting speaker. Her previous books...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Alice Rothchild, Condition Critical, checkpoints, Truth and Justice...
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Today’s entire edition of This Week In Palestine consists of our interview with anthropologist, author, activist, and co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Jeff Halper. Jeff explains the material in his book, War against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification. The book is a frightening examination of the Israeli weapons and "security" development industry. The original broadcast of this interview was on 3/27/2016. We are repeating it...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Palestine, Jeff Halper, Israeli Committee, House Demolitions, War Against...
In the city of Nabulus in the West Bank of Palestine, a linguistic professor by the name of Mohammed Salwaha founded a project following the signing of the Oslo Accords, to prepare the Palestinian people for the democratic state they thought was promised by the Accords. Although the democratic state never came, the project called the Palestinian House of Friendship has flourished with a broadened mission and a new purpose. Mohammed Salwaha spoke at a fundraiser for that project in Cambridge a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mohammed Salwaha, Palestinian House of Friendship, Rashid Khalidi, Nadar...
Today we have a triple-header. We begin with the introduction of a podcast which has a similar mission to that of This Week In Palestine. It is a podcast created by Nadia Abuelezam called Palestinians Podcast, and its mission is to give voice to Palestinians telling their stories. It can be accessed on the internet as PalestiniansPodcast.com. We sat down with Nadia to let her tell her story about the creation of Palestinians Podcast and a bit about her journey growing up Arab in America . Nadia...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nadia Abuelezam, Max Blumenthal, Ilan Pappe, PalestiniansPodcast, Ten...
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Tom Suarez has written an important book exploring the roots of Zionism, a history largely denied by mainstream Zionists because of its dependence on terrorism to advance its agenda against the Palestinian people. The book is meticulously documented from British military archives, but despite its authenticity, Suarez is attacked almost everywhere he speaks or tries to speak. The accepted Zionist history and narrative that is proclaimed today is largely based on myth that cannot be documented...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Tom Suarez, Zionism, terrorism, British military archives, Argyle Street...
This week we feature Israeli human rights attorney, Michael Sfard, who uses his legal talents to challenge the occupation by representing Palestinian resisters in the Israeli courts. Here we get insight into the Israeli justice system, which yes, we know, is an oxymoron. First, the introduction, and then the presentation of Michael Sfard. He spoke at the NYU Law School. We want to thank Steve Low and Ed Briody for production assistance.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Michael Sfard, resistance, occupation, Palestinian resisters, Israeli...
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Israel and the United States have once again exercised their bully status at the United Nations by trashing, and ultimately forcing the deletion from the UN website of, a report by Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley that they had commissioned. It was a serious academic study which examined the question: In Israel/Palestine, does apartheid exist, or does it not exist? The moment that the report was issued, which affirmed that apartheid, as defined by the UN’s own protocols of apartheid, does...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Virginia Tilley, apartheid, UN report, bully status, academic study,...
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May 21, 2017 Host John Roberts
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Omar Barghouti, co-founder and leading voice of the Palestinian BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, spoke to a full house at Harvard following his long period of detention by the Israeli military. He was finally able to do his United states speaking tour which had been postponed due to his arrest. We feature his main address and as much of the question and answer period as time will allow. The Q&A may be a bit difficult to follow because the moderator took 3 questions at a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Omar Barghouti, BDS, Harvard, Isreali military, impunity, Zionist...
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This week we feature the voice of Palestinian historian Joseph Massad who spoke at Harvard University during Anti-apartheid Week as part of a series of events sponsored by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee. Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. This talk was followed by a robust Q&A session, from which we shall hear one exchange. It is from a student concerned that should the walls come down in Israel, and 5 to 6 million...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Joseph Massad, Anti-apartheid week, Steve Low, Truth and Justice Radio
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Longtime antiwar analyst Bill Hartung spoke 5-8-2017 in Cambridge MA. The full name of the event was 'The Military-Industrial Complex revisited: the Trump administration and the militarization of U.S. foreign policy.' Truth and Justice Radio was there and recorded the entirety. We aired Hartung's main talk (roughly 15 minutes) on 8-14-2017. The Q&A session (roughly 71 minutes) was quite substantive, and we captured it, but with lower recording quality. For listeners craving the whole thing,...
Topics: Bill Hartung, Military-Industrial Complex, Trump, militarization, Prophets of War, Truth and...
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Today we feature a wonderful talk given by Suad Amiry at Tufts University. Suad is a Palestinian architect, writer, author, and as you will soon discover, a marvelous storyteller. Our thanks to Steve Low of the recently formed GRALTA Foundation (http://www.nenjp.org/graltafoundation), who helped produce this show.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Suad Amiry, Steve Low, GRALTA Foundation, Palestine, Truth and Justice...
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Today we focus on Omar Barghouti, one of the founders and current leaders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The BDS movement has enjoyed enormous success throughout the world, so much so that it has become the target of the Israeli propaganda machine. Stopping the BDS movement has become a major goal of Israel's legislation strategy in the United States, both at the national and state level, including Massachusetts. Anti-BDS legislation is currently pending at the State...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Omar Barghouti, Haider Eid, BDS, pariah nation, propaganda tours, Truth...
Because it's important, we reprise our show from last August 14. The Palestinian voice we feature is that of Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi. In spring 2016, Khalidi delivered and read a paper at the University of London's SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). Its title: The Hundred Year War in Palestine. It explores the context of the Zionist colonization of Palestine going all the way back to the 1917 British mandate. Quoting from his precis: "The Balfour...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rashid Khalidi, Palestine, Zionist colonization, British mandate,...
Our feature presentation today is a talk given this past week at the JFK School of government by Palestinian Attorney Diana Buttu. She is introduced by Prof. Hillary Rantisi, and speaks on the topic of the One State Solution in the Trump era. Buttu observes that all the players are slowly headed toward a one state solution, with our know-nothing war-loving president claiming that whatever solution the players agree on is fine with him. But before that, we begin by reading a statement by Richard...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Diana Buttu, One State Solution, Richard Falk, Nikki Haley, Danny Danon,...
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Today we deal with the contrasting Palestinian and Zionist narratives that drive the debate on the Israel/Palestine struggle. The two narratives often clash in various forums where they are presented and debated. This week we present illustrative portions of two such forums. In the first, the Palestinian narrative is presented by Ilan Pappe; in the second, by Norman Finkelstein. Pappe and Finkelstein are rightly recognized for their willingness to challenge the Zionists' false narrative in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappe, Norman Finkelstein, Media, Zionists, Irving Wallach, Greg...
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One of the great horrors of the Israeli occupation of Palestine is the brutal treatment of children by the Israeli military. Today we get a vivid look at the abuse of Palestinian children by the Israeli military through the eyes of Ivan Karakashian, who represents Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP). DCIP defends, or attempts to defend, children caught up in the Israeli military courts. These are Palestinian children. Israeli children when arrested are processed in the Israeli...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ivan Karakashian, Defense for Children International, DCIP, occupation,...
Our feature presentation this week is a recording of Israeli attorney Gaby Lasky talking to a group visiting the West Bank and Israel from the Boston area, sponsored by the GRALTA Foundation. (Recently formed in Lincoln, MA, GRALTA stands for Grass Roots Awareness / Learning / Travel / Advocacy.) Lasky introduces herself and talks about the cases she takes defending both Palestinians and Israelis who are prosecuted for the roles they play in resisting the occupation. Before that, we start with...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gerald Kaufman, GRALTA, Gaby Lasky, occupation, resisters, Israeli...
Our entire broadcast today is our conversation with Boston College Professor Eve Spangler (evespangler.com; bc.edu/schools/cas/sociology/faculty/profiles/eve-spangler), who for the last decade has taught a course on the Israel/Palestine conflict. As part of the course she takes her students to Israel/Palestine each January. Upon her return just a few weeks ago, she wrote an engaging article for the news service Mondoweiss (mondoweiss.net/2017/01/perfect-rights-netanyahu/). It is the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Eve Spangler, Boston College, BC, human rights, Israel/Palestine, Truth...
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Our Palestinian voice this week is Amahl Bishara, anthropologist, author, activist, and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University. She is a frequent visitor to the AIDA refugee camp in Bethlehem, which is the home of her husband's family. Amahl recently wrote an article which was published in the Journal of Ethnographic Theory in which she compared how the Palestinian population which lives in the occupied West Bank and the Palestinian population which lives in Israel conducted...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amahl Bishara, Palestinian resistance, occupation, Israeli tyranny,...
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Professor Vincent Intondi recently spoke at Boston Public Library on the subject of connecting racial injustice, nuclear injustice, and imperial injustice. His recent book is "African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement" (Stanford University Press, 2015). Intondi spoke very, very rapidly! That's why we decided to add an 80%-speed version, which you can choose here. Here is Amazon's summary of the book: Well before Rev. Dr. Martin...
Topics: Intondi, Vincent Intondi, Boston, BPL, racial injustice, nuclear injustice, imperial injustice,...
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This week we have a unique Palestinian voice, a young engineer/environmentalist engaged in exciting work developing sustainable energy and water resources where they are most needed, in isolated communities in the West Bank and Negev. Our colleague, Steven Low interviews Muhanad Alkharaz, who tells the story of his education and introduction to the world of sustainable energy and work with compatible Israeli innovators.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Steve Low, Muhanad Alkharaz, sustainable energy and water, Truth and...
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Recently, Truth and Justice Radio was privileged to meet and attend a talk by Dennis Kucinich, antiwar and justice activist, prominent 8-term Member of US Congress, and 2-time Democratic candidate for President. He spoke at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government on 2-24-2017. Go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Kucinich and Kucinich.com to learn more about him, his thinking, his remarkable efforts and achievements, and how our friends the Democrats finally pushed him out of Congress by...
Topics: Dennis Kucinich, Trump, Russia, Smedley Butler, Deep State, penchant for war, Truth and Justice...
Our feature presentation today is a conversation with the remarkable Israeli journalist and prolific author Amira Hass, who writes for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Among her prominent books: Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege (1999) and Shifting Sands: Jewish Women Confront the Israeli Occupation, 2015 Updated Edition (2010/2015). Her works are celebrated by the pro-justice community in Israel and worldwide. We have featured her at least twice on This Week In...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amira Hass, Chris Hedges, RT, On Contact, Charlotte Silver, Sherene...
Our feature presentation today is an interview of Journalist and author Max Blumenthal conducted on Telesur by Abby Martin. Like many of our broadcasts, we found this on YouTube, and like most of Blumenthal’s presentations, it is loaded with personal observations and analysis from the ground, from Israel, and the West Bank and in this case also Gaza where he was during the last Israeli bombardment of that region in 2014. If you watch this interview on YouTube, you'll witness video outtakes of...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Max Blumenthal, Rebellion, Fascism, Israel, Abby Martin, Ali Abunimah, UN...
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Our feature presentation this week is the remainder of an interview, the first half of which we presented last week, with British journalist Jonathan Cook. As we said then, Cook lives and writes from Nazareth, a predominately Palestinian/Arab city in the north of Israel. This interview is about ten years old, and was done on the occasion of the publication of his book Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State, but it continues to resonate because he goes into great...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jonathan Cook, Palestinian citizens of Israel, BDS, sneaky, Creem, Trump,...
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Our feature presentation this week takes us back a bit. It's part 1 of a lengthy interview with British journalist Jonathan Cook, who lives and writes from Nazareth, a predominately Palestinian/Arab city in the north of Israel. This interview is about ten years old, and was done on the occasion of the publication of his book Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State, but it continues to resonate because he goes into great detail describing the plight of Palestinians...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Halper, rotting corpse, two state solution, Jonathan Cook,...
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Interview guest John Atick explains the serpentine procedures, checkpoints, travel times, and driving restrictions involved for visits with his own wife and child. It helps that he's an experienced travel guide! He is interviewed by our colleague Steven Low in Lincoln, MA. Also, we share two articles of note by Gazan thinkers. First, one by Haidar Eid, titled "Following Kerry’s ‘historic’ speech we need a diplomacy of resistance." The article remarks on the nonsensicality of...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Steven Low, John Atick, Rules, Bethlehem, Haidar Eid, Two-state, Isra...
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Our featured speaker today is Gazan independent journalist Mohammed Omer. He spoke at the Middle East Forum at the Center for Middle East Studies at Harvard University. On this occasion, he is introduced by Harvard Professor Sara Roy. Omer paints a stunning portrait of the reality of Gaza in this presentation (including power point illustrations our listeners won't see), but was really driven by his compelling narrative. But first, some commentary on Trump and the vaunted two-state...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mohammed Omer, Gaza, Trump, two-state, Truth and Justice Radio
Our feature presentation today is our recent conversation with Iyad Burnat. Burnat heads the Popular Committee in Bil’in in the West Bank of Palestine. Bil'in is a village known for its tenacious resistance to occupation and in particular resistance to the building of the apartheid wall that has dissected the village’s lands. Burnat explains the importance of BDS campaigns, and much more. Before this, a couple of news items of interest to Palestinians. Responding to the Water Protectors and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Iyad Burnat, Bil'in, Palestine, West Bank, Occupation, Resistance,...